Man sets house on fire, killing himself, injuring 4 others

By Trung Chuyen-Ngoc Anh, Thanh Nien News

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An infant receives treatment of burns at Dak Lak General Hospital on Friday. Photo: Ngoc Anh An infant receives treatment of burns at Dak Lak General Hospital on Friday. Photo: Ngoc Anh

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A man died and four other, including his wife and son, suffered from severe burns in a fire allegedly started by the man himself in central Vietnam on Friday.
Doctors in the General Hospital of Dak Lak Province on Friday said four victims admitted into the hospital early in the morning are still in critical condition.
The patients, including Hoang Thi Phen, 19, her 7-month old son, her sister Hoang Thi Ninh, 25, and Ninh’s 40-day old son, suffer from severe burns all over their bodies, the doctors said.
Phen’s husband Ngo Quoc Loc, who allegedly started the fire at around 10 p.m. Friday, died of his injuries at the hospital.
Loc, 23, reportedly had argued with Phen before dousing their house with gasoline and set it on fire.
Col. Nguyen Van Bon of Daklak Province Police Dept. said police are investigating the case. They have not been able to interview the adult patients due to their condition, he said.
Doctors Dak Lak General Hospital said they are considering transferring the four patients to Ho Chi Minh City for further treatments.
According to Dinh Thi Huong, Khen's mother, Loc and Khen had been separated for about a year.

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